The Melbourne Prayer Breakfast is an opportunity to gather with others from the city for a time of great food, live entertainment and most importantly a message of hope and inspiration. 

Guest Speaker

Christie Buckingham

Reverend Christie Buckingham is passionate about living out Matthew 25:35-36 and empowering others to feed the hungry, look after the sick and visit prisoners.

Since 1994, Christie and her husband Rob have been Senior Ministers of Bayside Church in Melbourne. Christie has further been involved in establishing the Bayside Forever Home in South Africa, a home that cares for children that have been abandoned; assisted prisoners in Kerobokan to find purpose and meaning through various programs and is a spiritual advisor for prisoners on death row.

Christie carries a wealth of knowledge and understands the pressures of juggling roles of being a mother to three growing girls, Senior Pastor of a thriving dynamic church and an activist.

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Guest Performer

Jael Wena


Jael Wena is a highly talented young lady who, in 2018 was named the Australian entrant for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. She proudly represented Australia in Minsk, Belarus in November 2018, placing first with the Jury and an impressive third overall. Upon her return to Australia Jael was asked to become a Junior Host for ABC ME a role she has relished! Jael also has her own YouTube channel, where she aims to inspire her age group to be the ‘Champion’ they were called to be. She’s an influencer and dreams of positively inspiring young people in the years ahead. She is currently working on her next single release and making music which is relevant and relatable to her generation and beyond.

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Your Host

Lucy Holmes

Breakfast Radio Host

Lucy Holmes is one of Australia's hardest working performers and most versatile media personalities.

She has been the face of Australia's largest Christian radio station, 89.9 LightFM, for the last 11 years as part of the award winning Breakfast show, Lucy and Kel. LightFM has an audience of over 1 million listeners, and the Lucy and Kel show has won the coveted CMAA 'Most Engaging Radio Show' numerous times.

Lucy has worked heavily in the entertainment industry for almost two decades, as a television host, actress, singer, and the face of one of Australia's most successful tribute shows, 100% Kylie, as Kylie Minogue. Lucy was recently seen on Channel 7's TV show All Together Now as a judge alongside Ronan Keating. Her greatest accomplishments, however, are her 5 year old daughter Shiloh, and the charity work she has done for CBM over the last 10 years, giving sight to the blind in the developing world.

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The Venue

Crown Palladium Ballroom

8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, 3006

Crown Palladium Ballroom

Melbourne Prayer Breakfast

Uniting Melbourne leaders since 1984

Part of a global tradition, the Melbourne Prayer Breakfast is a networking event bringing together politicians, business people, students and faith leaders. During the early morning event you will enjoy a delicious breakfast, listen to musical entertainment from a talented artist, pray for those who live and work in our city, connect with others and be inspired by a keynote speaker. What a positive and meaningful way to start your day!

Our hope and experience is that the Melbourne Prayer Breakfast will trigger ongoing conversations about faith and the impact we can make in our city.

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2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

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